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. president obama takes his message to the people. >> occur we get it done in spite of congress. the guest spot to handicap the second term agenda. >> they said the president lacks the guts to deal with his own party. isn't that like the sky calling the ocean blue? >> we now know marco rubio can hold a bottle, but did his message hold water? >> watergate part two. take it from crystal ball. if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all. >> did i say that? >>> the state of the union is on the road. the president is bringing his state of the union promises straight to the people less than 15 hours after addressing a joint session of congress. barack obama is onna i three-day road trip to bring home the themes he laid out last night. back at the white house after focusing on manufacturing in the middle class in north carolina. >> the true engine has been the middle class. three things we should ask. number one, how do we bring more jobs to america. number two, how do we equip people with the skills they need to do the jobs? number three, how do we make sure that once they have a
hours after addressing a joint session of congress. barack obama is onna i three-day road trip to bring home the themes he laid out last night. back at the white house after focusing on manufacturing in the middle class in north carolina. >> the true engine has been the middle class. three things we should ask. number one, how do we bring more jobs to america. number two, how do we equip people with the skills they need to do the jobs? number three, how do we make sure that once they have a job, it leads to a decent living. >> that is the same message we heard last night to bring manufacturing jobs back to the u.s. and trade the workers for the positions. the road trip itself matches the it deserves a vote theme. instead of fighting congress himself, he is trying to enlist the country and pressure them to at least vote on the big issues. job creation, and gun control. looking at you, speaker boehner. we can't go off the coverage. thanks for being here. >> my pleasure. >> looking back at this speech, i guess in the run up to state of the unions, we say they talk for an hour and nobody re
," or wrong in this case because it's all about money. contestant number one is barack obama. today he continues his pr assault heading republicans as a com at the time tor who would rather have the fallout and compromise the president is avoiding the nation's biggest news outlets, opting to grant interviews to eight local tv personalities. i have been told -- that's not true, but i still would like an interview. anyway, contestant number two in this game of sequester shenanigans is the republican party, calling this the obama quester. >> no, we are not. >> hoping americans will associate and blame the president for the drastic cuts, the same strategy they used in the obama care fight. what's old is new again. the speaker adds with an op ed, writing mr. president, we agree that your sequester is bad policy. what spending are you willing to cut to replace it. that is washington at its best, both sides did agree to the sequester. let me introduce you to the sequester. he is "washington post" columnist matt miller, come on down to contestant's row. let's go right to your column today. you
to stop it. president obama is back from his siesta and back in the bully pulpit. >> these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands to the employment rolls. this is not on abstraction. people will lose their jobs the american people have worked too long, too hard to see their elected officials cause another crisis. it seems like every three months around here there's some manufactured crisis. >> it sure does. we have a senate insider with us who knows all too well how the senate works or in most cases doesn't work. former senate leader tom daschle and also the author of "the u.s. senate." welcome. >> thank you. >> on this sleepy siesta day, i want you to try to get obama's mind back on us. if you remember back in the presidential debates he sort of dropped a bomb when he said the sequester will not happen. a couple of his advisers went back and said, well, i think what he meant was, it should not happen. he also tried to shake off the proposal something that congress believed got four pinocchios. this came from the wh
is to make obama seem reasonable in comparison. after all, the president certainly agrees that boehner that the sequester cuts threaten national security and jobs. the difference is that obama wants to avoid them. could the gop message on the sequester be anymore self defeating? are they hurting the brand in the fight? >> you have to understand the back story. the gop thought they had a winning hand last year, the message would win them back the white house. it didn't work out that way and then they found themselves in a really difficult situation the end of the year facing tax increases across the board, obama had the upper hand there and they caved in a way that was incredibly painful for them. and so they looking coming out of january, they made the decision that they would rather stand and fight on the sequester than the debt ceiling. fight on the sequester to say in nine days that they have wrangled, you know, a significant amount of cuts out of the obama administration, an administration they say doesn't want to cut spending and then going to the cr, that's the washington speak f
>>> today in the cycle, president obama works through his top secret meeting with senate democrats and what he said that can throw the party into chaos. >> president obama is going to o spring break and does he need it. i have a feeling he will be leaving his board shorts at home this time. >> in st. louis, the president has a tough job. we all work hard for the money. when is the last time he got a raise. >> plenty of bark. what he is doing to help new york grow its way back from hurricane sandy. >>> say farewell to the old fiscal cliff and debt ceiling and get used to this word. sequester. it hit in march if congress doesn't act. if you lost track of the debt ceiling and budget battles t came out of the debt limit deal. it was the white house's idea to hold washington's feet to the fire. the cuts were never supposed to happen. the committee that replaced them failed and at the start of the ewe near, the deal triggered even further until march 1st. we are faced with the looming cuts a few weeks away that boiled down to $85 billion that will be slashed by this fall if nothing happe
where they win. the news is not all good for the obama side either. the president's job approval rating is down a bit to 50%. when we asked about the direction of the country, more said we are heading in the wrong direction. in an attempt to reverse that, obama is bringing congressional leaders to talk sequester. 85 billion in cuts kicks in, sparking the question why wait until friday. one republican calls it a be rated farce saying they should ought to pretend to try. they said they are holding off until after the senate votes and like every other plan. today the president thanked the leaders for agreeing to talk on friday to sort it out. i have been trying to come up on deadline 27 and the fiscal impact. it doesn't seem to be as much urgency, but i wonder if that's not so much an accident. the understanding here this is a play where the sequester will happen and it's a deadline where it takes a while for them to be phased in. you have the continuing resolution that funds the government. the calculation by the white house is it's going to take that time and the continuing resolution to
a new pontiff. >>> i'm steve kornacki. president obama has tossed out the old olive branch. coming up, a man who himself helped write four state of the union addresses explains who us how it takes shape. >>> i'm krysa tal. should the president go big by thinking small? it's monday and you're in "the cycle." >>> after having repeatedly examined my conscience before god, i have come to the certainty that my strengths due to an advanced age are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the petrine ministry and the pope abdicated with only eight years on st. peter's throne shocking the 1 billion catholic faithful around the world. the's not a papal abdication in more than 700 years and surprised the close est adviser today. he's a theological conservative with strong positions against homosexuality, women priests and the use of contraceptives. the last day in the vatican is february 28th. the college of cardinals meets in conclave mid-march to elect a successor. the pope will not participate. there's you are surgency to hav pope seated before the holy week. we start with claudio in vati
, what that's like for president obama or for any president and also in terms of what we see and what we hear as voters, as americans, is there going to be a slightly different voice for obama because there's a new speechwriter? >> we don't. it's like a favorite tv show and aaron sorkin left the show. is it going to change now that he's gone or something like that? you know, with president obama as was the case with president clinton and most of these folks, it's their voice and they are deeply involved in the writing of a speech like the state of the union. it's not as if they're kind of handed a piece of paper or someone points at the teleprompter and tells them to look. it is a bit of a transition. john favreau president obama's speechwriter in the first term had a close relationship with him going back to the campaign and worked with him and writes. he actually works on a laptop and works on text, you know. it really varies quite a bit. president clinton whom i worked with for many years, he wrote but he especially wrote speeches talking out loud, by trying outlines and whole paragra
president obama is back in his hometown, chicago. it is the last stop on his three-day post-state of the union tour. he will discuss building the middle class ladders of opportunity. there will be a heavy focus on gun control. the president is speaking blocks away from where this 15-year-old was killed days after his inauguration. she was standing together in a huddle trying to get out of the rain when gunshots hit her. >> her parents are here tonight along with more than two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the family of oak creek and tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> moving moment. we start with michael crowley, deputy washington bureau chief, all over this along with their cover story. we're going to talk about the pope, we'll talk about the president. the nation for the most part wants gun control, support
president obama laid out yesterday rveg yesterday, he was asking them to take it off the table and put the idea of a grand bargain back on the table. it takes that same basic $1.2 trillion target and this time about half from new revenues and closing loopholes and deductions. the other half is from sbrilthsmentes and this idea of cpi which is a reduction in benefits for people. how would you compare the grand bargains to the programs in which you are talking about if the sequester takes place. is one worse than the other? >> do we have to have this discussion at all? we should be looking at a patient approach. we are in a time when the economy is fragile and some of the communities hardest hit by the economy that we are currently in whether it's rural communities or white men who lost jobs and lost employment at higher rates and had a harder time finding jobs. that means investing in our people and infrastructure like public transit and broadband access and all the things that get our economy back to work and create jobs, jobs, jobs. that's what this is about. our deficit has been comi
up with obama, let's give into obama, let's make concessions to obama. it's let's fight obama. so the more this looks like a fight between rubio and obama, where obama makes a totally unreasonable demand and rubio backs away and maybe come back together in a week or few weeks, maybe there is a long-term dance playing out here like that. >> steve, i think that would be the more benign way of looking at it. it's probably giving too much credit to think they actually skeemd it out that way. but let's look at this proposal. you've got these eight senators on board with here. already you've got all kinds of griping from house republicans about that proposal. which would tend to pull it more to the right. so if you're looking at it in that sort of mac vil anyway, yes, some sense in having the democrats but pull it left so we can all fight it out and wind up exactly where that compromise is in the first place. because that's the only way you're going to get this sort of thing done, is by having everybody on board like that. >> dana, let's go back to your first point of this potentially b
took power. the u.n. security council in emergency meetings over it and aides say president obama address the defiance in tonight's state of the union address and that is just six hours away. lots to talk about today with former congressman joe sestak and served in the navy. welcome. >> good to be with you. thank you. >> let's talk start with hagel. by most accounts, chuck hagel had a shaky day at the confirmation hearing and surprising even some democrats with the answers and nonanswers. how do you think he did and do you ultimately expect he'll get confirmed? >> well, his presentation was spot on but that said i'm not always spot on when i do these interviews either. it's whether the substance was there or not and there's three important issues clear out of that hearing and why he'll go through the nomination process successfully. first, he said he will defend israel. second, iran cannot have a nuclear weapon. and third, he is leader to transform our military, both for moving from southwest asia to the western pacific where 60% of the naichl forces are moved for a reason and sec
for impeachment. didn't senator obama demand transparency and promise it in his own? the issues enumerated at this table, i'll go through again vis-a-vis this memo. talked about civilian deaths including children. this doesn't account for that. doesn't try to justify that or explain that. rules of engagement which i have said are necessary going forward to continue a drone policy. questions like are we at war when we employ drone strikes in yemen, for example? is that a war situation? would we consider pakistan declaring war on us if they advanced drone strikes on us? i think we would. this document basically says we can fire on a host nation with their consent or because they do not give it. that's pretty fuzzy. that's pretty vague. the third issue we have talked about is due process. and apparently we can completely subvert the constitution and kill americans without due process if their capture is quote/unquote infeasible and imminent threat. that's vague and easy to sort of get around. and fourth, the issue that i've also brought up is just the hypocrisy. this is fine and good under ob
those gentlemen to michelle obama and michael bloomberg shining a light on childhood obesity and an added benefit of having famous voices attached to the cause helped shine the light on it anymore? >> i think the jury's out and we have famous faces in the film and coming out soon and we hope it brings people to the theater and if that's what it takes, great. famous people and celebrities, great chefs in the nation working really hard on this issue. but they've been working to get people to increase the charitable response and the truth is that charity, even increasing it by tenfold could not take on the problem and fix it. if we're feeding people, they're still hungry the next day and the next day until we look at the system and how it's broken and fix that. >> if there's one thing that people could really take away from that film, if there's one thing to impress upon the country out of this film, what would it be? >> i would say if there's one thing to take away is citizen activism works. we saw the results of what happened in the late 1960s, in particular around this issue.
and literally. >>> i know how obama can end all this washington gridlock. tell republicans that if they don't shape up, he'll send them in to the octagon! >> all of her body weight and power and leverage. >> no, no, no. >> problem solved! >>> we are t-minus four days and counting until $85 billion in cuts move from the federal budget, cuts the way a blind butcher would do it. washington still locked on the sequester standoff. some say it's like armageddon with the apocalypse on the doorstep and that is bad but critics say it's like chicken little. not that bad. either way, i'm sure someone somewhere is working on a countdown clock that we can debut before the end of the week. maybe some nice nbc animator. in washington, the house and senate finally back from a ten-day vacation and offering partisan plans to replace the cuts with zero chance of going anywhere. good job. here we're coming to terms with the reality that even if congress can strike a deal to stop the cuts over a decade, we're still going to be stuck with at least some of this year's $85 billion share. one hour from now, house s
interest. that part is very clear. i mean, president obama feels like he ran for re-election on this issue. the question of a balanced approach as he calls it to a deficit spending and cutting that you have to raise revenue, you can't just cut your way to the future, the republicans feel like they just gave the president his revenue. right? we did this in the last round, the fiscal cliff debate and they say we have done that. time to move on and get serious about cutting spending and each side is dug in and that's why. they feel like they're acting in their self interest. they're pushing forward their own position and that's why there's really no compromise happening on this issue barring some, you know, amazing dramatic event that none of us can foresee at this moment by 11:59 tomorrow that we all turn in to pumpkins or whatever happens when the sequester hits, it is coming. >> i'm a fan of amazing dramatic events so i hope one is coming but i'm not sure if it's coming. this is the fifth manufactured budget cut since the gop take over the house. the gop's image right now is at a historic
. and that is the charge mostly by republicans that if you feel any different about the drone program under president obama than you would have under george w. bush, you are an utter, hopeless hypocrite. let me ask you a question. how would you feel about a madeleine albright panel on women and body image. now how do you feel about the larry flint panel on women and body image. how do you feel about your kid and dr. ruth's sex ed class ver tus todd akin? do you feel different about warren buffett versus bernie madoff? of course you do because you're normal. according to the republican logic, if you feel any different about midlan albright and larry flint, you are a hypocrite. look, i voted for president obama because i trust his values and his judgment and i believe that he's a fundamentally responsible actor without gratuitously slamming ex-president bush, i think he displayed lapses in judgment in executing his primary responsibility in commander in chief and put troops in harm's way imprudently. president obama would have exercised better judgment and he has exercised better judgment. the way it stands
. ♪ >> president obama just wrapping up the first campaign-style push for gun control legislation. why minneapolis? because that city's efforts to curb gun violence cut the number of young people involved in 66% in 5 years and produced a 41% drop in the number of young people involved in gun violence. and pushing better background checks. over the weekend the white house released this picture after critics said he shoots all the time at camp david. david plouffe tweeted, make our day. let the photo shop conspiracies begin. does it really matter whether the president shoots himself if he has respect for the american hunting tradition? the senate set to unveil a gun bill to parallel the president's proposal. >> >> didn't vote for the assault weapons last time because it was -- didn't make sense, but i'll take a look at it. i think we need to take a look at federal trafficking. i think that everyone acknowledges we should do something with background checks. >> universal background checks? >> yeah. we need to increase that. >> wayne lapierre hit the sunday show circuit and taken to task over the ad a
aren't afraid of obama care or numbers low or what do you think? >> well, health care is kind of -- it did well -- i don't believe there was a month even in the great recession when we were losing 700,000 jobs a month and health care did not add jobs. the job increasing pressures in the health care sector are just unrelenting because there's so much demographic pressure and half of health care spending is from the government side. look. in retail, i agree with peter. fourth quarter gdp and decent personal income retail growth. >> let's talk about the fourth quarter gdp. first time of a decline since 2009 and when you look in to the numbers consumer spending was up, business spending on equipment is up. housing equipment was up. federal government spending was down by an annual rate of 15% so how much of a drag is actually cuts to federal government spending on the economy right now? >> we can quantify that. took about 1.25 points off the g d gp growth. i think these are one offs meaning i think once we get revised numbers we find out that the economy is growing as peter sugges
to what -- when mitch mcconnell says we're going to obstruct to keep president obama from winning a second term. when he wins a second term, why are they still obstructing in the second term? >> i said apparently consistency is not a virtue. take one position now, take another position now and hope that someone won't quote you from several years ago. i just wish there would be some thoughtfulness here and enough republicans who served with chuck hagel, know that he's well qualified a patriotic american and he ought -- >> senator one last thing, names are starting to be floated in terms of who will replace steven chu as secretary of energy. one of those a man by the name of byron dorgen. what do u you know about him? >> i don't know anything about him. he's a good guy, though. >> stephen chu was a good energy secretary, i like him a lot. nobel prize winner and i think he served his nation well. and the decision beyond that is up to the president of the united states. >>> a tragedy at the home of inspirational olympian oscar castorias, and severe allegations about how he may have been involv
7th, just before the evening newscasts, john brennan, president barack obama's top white house adviser on counterterrori counterterrorism, 4e8d held a small private teleconference to brief adviser who had become frequent commentators on tv news shows. is that an accurate statement? >> yes. >> can you tell me who was involved in that conversation? who was involved in that interview? >> i believe that the people who were on that phone included one of my predecessors, fran townsend, roger cressey, richard clarke, i think these are individuals who served in the government and are counterterrorism professionals. >> any others you can think of? >> i do not remember the others. >> do you have notes from that conversation? >> there are notes, yes, that people took, yes. >> have those been turned over to the justice department? >> the justice department, i voluntarily and eagerly engaged in that -- >> that wasn't the question. have those notes been turned over? >> everything that was available on that has been turned over to the department of justice, absolutely, senator. >> did you tur
have got to end the war on drugs. and although the obama administration has definitely engaged in a rhetorical shift on the drug war, you know, the drug czar said we shouldn't call it a war on drugs anymore. we ought not be as war with our own people. we have yet to see a major shift in policy. and, you know, i think that the polling data shows that the american public now, you know, understands that we should be investing in drug prevention and drug treatment rather than in massive incarceration and that the drug war has been an abysmal failure. this won't end mass incarceration. we are going to have to end the harsh mandatory minimum sentences imposed for virtually all types of crimes and we're going to have end the forms of discrimination of people released from prison and guarantee that once you have been branded a criminal or felon you are unlikely to be able to survive in the economy and cycle in and out for many years or perhaps the rest of your life. >> yeah. michelle, i mean, you raise that point of what happens when people get out of jail. if we lived where there's un
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